Saturday, October 17, 2009

Events: Christian Vision for Men in Yeovil, Transform Work UK

Christian Vision for Men (CVM) are having an event in Yeovil next month, here's some blurb:

Saturday 14th November 2009
9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Gateway, Yeovil Community Church, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil BA20 1QN

Men's Conference in Somerset & Dorset

Carl Beech a Baptist Minister, became a follower of Jesus at the age of 18. Having had a burning ambition to join the armed forces, he distinctly heard God call him to fight a different sort of battle. After studying a degree in engineering he worked variously as a financial consultant, church planter, youth worker, and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church. He now heads up CVM, a national movement focused on introducing men to Jesus and equipping the church for the task.

Andy Drake was born and raised in Australia and has worked as a dustman, labourer, computer programmer, airstrip builder, evangelist and Baptist Minister. He planted a youth congregation at the age of 18 and has helped lead three churches over the last 15 years. Married to Sophie, who is training as a Clinical Psychologist, Andy now works for CVM as their Director of Evangelism.

Seminars on:
Gearing Church up for Men
Winning Men
Living it out

On the same day Transform Work UK hold their national 1-day conference in Brum

Has the 21st century workplace become a no-God area, populated by cynics, with Christians often feeling under siege? Or are you passionate about your work and feel you can make a difference?
Whatever your experience, we promise that this Conference will help to envision, encourage and energise you. Speakers and workshops will give you practical tools and tips, drawing on real success stories. This event is a must for anyone wanting to be more effective and fulfilled at work.

Keynote Addresses:
● Chan Abraham, Chief Executive Luminus Group and Founder of Leadership International
● David L’Herroux, Executive Director UCB
● Caroline Spelman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Workshop choices include: Alpha for your Workplace, Chaplaincy, Work / Life Balance, The Effective Christian Workplace Group, The multi-faith workplace, Diversity & Equality, Christian Spirituality, Leadership & Mentoring, Recruitment & Retention for Professional Groups, Christian Groups – The Law, and Redundancy.

For Church of England Types there's a morning in Wells the same day (14th Nov) with Paul Bayes, national Mission and Evangelism Adviser, looking at Fresh Expressions and ecumenical mission. Details not on the website yet, but just ring 01749 670777 if you're interested, or drop me a comment.

And finally, there are still spaces on the Mission 21 church planting conference the following week in Bath. November is clearly a good time to have conferences: grim weather, too early to Christmas shop, all the best TV being saved for the Christmas schedules. Anyone planning to go to any of these?

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